Good to get a clarification on the topic by a Barelwi Imam. Good points made from him. But, the fact is, these issues of fiqh become their Aqeedah. They have made these issues their aqeedah and without these, they declare people out of the fold of Islam or Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaat in the least.
Shame the Masjid he visited a few weeks ago where an atheist embraced Islam at his hands, the Masjid hasn't taken any of the mentioned advise.
If only the laypeople listened to their Ulama and not the hype and traditions by committee members.